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VIA Launches K8M890 IGP PCI Express Chipset with DirectX 9 Support Cormac @ 15:05 Discuss this

VIA Technologies today announced the VIA K8M890 core logic chipset featuring the new S3 Graphics DeltaChrome Integrated Graphics Processor core designed to meet the requirements of the upcoming Microsoft Windows Vista operating system.

Enabling support for DirectX 9.0 and Pixel Shader 2.0 for high quality video processing, the VIA K8M890 also boasts the Chromotion Video Display Engine, extensive display support including all HDTV output formats up to 1920x1080p, advanced 2D/3D graphics capabilities, comprehensive de-interlace support and DuoView for presentation capabilities.

Featuring the Ultra V-Link bus, the VIA K8M890 combines with the latest VIA South Bridges, including the recently introduced VIA VT8251, to create a platform with VIA Vinyl HD Audio, additional PCI Express connections, and more storage capabilities.

The VIA K8M890 chipset is available now and boards featuring the chipset will be available from all the world's leading motherboard manufacturers in Q4 of this year.

North BridgeVIA K8M890
Processor SupportAMD Athlon64 & AMD Sempron Single/Dual Processor Support
Front Side Bus1GHz/16-bit (Upstream & Downstream) HyperTransport Bus Link
Graphics / VideoIntegrated S3 Graphics DeltaChrome IGP
-DirectX 9.0 engine
-Pixel Shader 2.0
- Dual pixel pipelines
- 128-bit 2D/3D engine
- 250MHz engine clock speed

Optional external PCI Express x16 interface

South BridgeVIA VT8251
North/South Bridge LinkUltra V-Link (1GHz/s)
AudioVIA Vinyl HD Audio (AC'97 integrated)
VIA Vinyl Gold HD Audio (PCI companion controller)
NetworkVIA Velocity Gigabit Ethernet (PCI companion controller)
VIA integrated 10/100 Fast Ethernet
PCI Devices/Slots6 slots
SATAFour-Channel Serial ATA supports 4 SATA II devices
PATAParallel ATA 133 (up to 4 devices)
USB 2.08 ports
I/O ProtocolsI/O APIC / LPC Super I/0
Power ManagementACPI/APM/PCI/PM

Source: VIA Technologies

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